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summer reading

Krøyer_Roses

Roses (1893) by PS Krøyer. Painting held in Skagens Museum in Skagen, Denmark. Public domain.

Photograph from around the time of the painting above, showing PS Krøyer in the garden in Skagen with his wife, Marie, and their dog, Rap. Public domain.

a book with a green cover

painting of a woman in red-and-white dress sitting in front of a window reading a green book

Woman reading (1913) by Rik Wouters. Painting held in the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerpen, Belgium. Public domain.

I used to work in a bookshop. One day, a young woman came in and said, ‘I’m looking for a book with a green cover …’. She knew neither author nor title.

At another occasion, in another bookshop, a regular customer came past one day and said, ‘I’m looking for a book’. She paused — and I said, ‘You’re in the right place’. She laughed.

 

stages of reading

Soutine_Liseuse_1941

Woman reading (1940) by Chaïm Soutine. Painting held in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France. Public domain.

Soutine_Woman reading_1937

Woman reading (c. 1937) by Chaïm Soutine. Painting held in a private collection. Public domain.

Soutine woman asleep over book 1937

Woman asleep with a book (c. 1937) by Chaïm Soutine. Painting held in a private collection. Public domain.